INDIANAPOLIS -- Trail runners from teenagers to 77-year-olds represented 17 states Saturday, Jan. 11 at the USA 100 km Trail Championships in Banderas, Texas, where Jorge Maravilla set a course record in the men’s open, Meghan Arbogast took both the women’s open and women’s masters titles, and Paul Terranova captured the men’s masters race.
Maravilla (Valiejo, Calif.) earned the men’s open crown as a patient runner, who was steady in seventh until the midpoint. Maravilla trailed by less than a minute at the 50 km mark, before joining and passing the leaders for first place at the turnaround. Maintaining his stride to the finish, Maravilla set a course record in 8:02:27, surpassing last year’s best by more than 11 minutes.
David Laney (Ashland, Ore.) finished in 8:07:06 for second and Chikara Omine (San Francisco, Calif.), a former U.S. 100 km Team member, finished in 8:16:42.
On the women’s side, the 52-year-old Arbogast (Cool, Calif.) took top honors in both the open and masters divisions with her finish of 10:12:57. She ran the early stages in tandem with Liza Howard (San Antonio, Texas), previous champion and course record holder, before claiming a victory of her own. Howard, a 41-year-old who gave birth just four short months ago, crossed in 10:39 flat for an open and masters second, and Melanie Peters (White Lake, Mich.) rounded out the women’s podium with her finish of 11:00:44.
Finishing third in the women’s master’s race was Anabel Pearson (Helotes, Texas) with her time of 12:22:20.
The men’s master victor was 40-year-old Paul Terranova (Austin, Texas), who crossed in 8:51:08. Dean Corky (Denver, Colo.), at age 53, was second with a time of 11:20:35, and 50-year-old Charles Corfield's (Boulder, Colo.) 11:33:56 was good for third.
A $4,000 purse was divided for top 3 and 1st masters; 1st, $1,000, 2nd, $500, 3rd, $300 and masters $200. Masters finishing in the overall top 3 received the higher amount and the masters prize was passed down to the next masters.
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